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Mar 30, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Was there a symbolic meaning here that I could not understand? Ze heeft een magisch realistische tekenstijl en de Japanse kunst uit die tijd is hier zo ontzettend fraai in verwerkt het verhaal speelt zich af vanafin Frankrijk en Japan. View all 6 comments.

Come la carezza di una mano avvolta in una seta impalpabile. Rebecca Dautremer illustrated this story by Alessandro Baricco, so soft and subtle, telling her own story at the same time. So I read, disregarding the cover, defiantly at times.

Paperback91 pages. Too bad, because this whimsical tale should have worked well by the producers of ‘Amelie’ or by Tornatore. As a tale it also has an element of the oral tradition, with periodic repetitions to help its audience reme This read was a nice break after reading long books.

This proved to be the case when I read this on the Biarritz to Dublin flight last week. I was high above the clouds, and in full flight myself by this time, and perhaps that was the reason why I went into such a reverie but then determination rose to the fore. Preview — Silk by Alessandro Baricco. His trade in Japan and his personal relationship with the concubine are both strained by the internal political turmoil and growing anti-Western sentiment in Japan that followed the arrival of Matthew C.


Le confesso che questa testimonianza non era mai stata prodotta in aula. However, alesasndro epidemic hits the silkworms of Europe, and before long, the epidemic spreads to the far reaches of Egypt. Her eyes did not have an oriental slant, and her face was the face of a young girl. Fiction in this instance, contemporary Italian fiction, was my immediate response.

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Silk evoked images of distant Japan and the girl which eyes did not have an oriental slant ; elicited thoughts about things that couldn’t happen and made me ponder over pain of longing and power of patience. Seta is a novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco.

It was translated into English in by Guido Waldman. Mary had read it quickly and concluded that it was a light read and then she brought up several questions that made the pair of us look alesssandro the book again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published in Dicevano che era un santo. Voor wie even wil spieken is hier een link naar een pa Wondermooi!

View all 33 comments. Refresh and try again. Una carezza sulla pelle, un battito di palpebre, una sensazione nel profondo dell’anima. No alssandro, it was beautiful Whatever it was it was charming.


He had a slight look of irritation on his face but then forced a smile and gently took hold of the book. Altri lo accusano di essere volutamente oscuro. Vivid, enjoyable, and even educational, but no great shakes. Right book at the right time. Nov 13, Algernon rated it really liked it Shelves: Storia di viaggi per mare, di treni a vapore, di un uomo che narra la propria vita come mai prima d’allora. Een teer en verdrietig verhaal over liefde en verlangen.

Silk I don’t want to write a long review, scrutinizing the plot or the characters motivations. Mar 31, Evan rated it really liked it Shelves: Joncour has much to lose if he fails in his endeavours to find these eggs.

View all 10 comments. Shorter novels usually leave me wanting more and it was also the case with Silk. At only a pages, this is an easy read. Voglia bariccp il favore di non indulgere in simili romanticherie. I wish I could tell you about the woman and the bagicco she had upon Herve, but that would ruin the story for you. It is while in Japan that Herve has a realization of love. But Japan is closed to outsiders. In the end, it doesn’t matter if you do or not.